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©EU, 2018
Sep 17 2018

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published guidance on Good In Vitro Method Practices (GIVIMP) to ensure the reliability and integrity of in vitro data used for the safety assessment of chemicals.

JRC contributes to UN report on the state of food security and nutrition in the world
©Adobestock Gina Sanders
Sep 11 2018

On 11 September 2018, the United Nations released its 2018 report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

The second part of the report uses JRC research to establish a link between climate variability, food security and nutrition .

Number of undernourished people on the rise, partly due to climate trends

According to the report, in 2017 the number of undernourished people increased for the second year in a row, to 821 million, after decreasing for more than 10 years previously.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112875
Authors: 
RONZON Tevecia
SANCHEZ LOPEZ Javier
AVRAAMIDES Marios
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Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a new JRC study
©AdobeStock Tanya Rusanova
Sep 10 2018
Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a JRC study published in Nature Sustainability.
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111211
Authors: 
NAI FOVINO Igor
NEISSE Ricardo
LAZARI Alessandro
RUZZANTE Gian-Luigi
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111441
Authors: 
NAI FOVINO Igor
NEISSE Ricardo
LAZARI Alessandro
RUZZANTE Gian-Luigi
POLEMI Nineta
FIGWER Malgorzata
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC110775
Authors: 
MARINHO FERREIRA BARBOSA Paulo
HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ Yeray
RIVAS CALVETE Silvia
SILINA Dina
SGOBBI Alessandra
BLONDEL Lucie
ASAP hotspot assessment of 07.09.2018
©EU, 2018
Sep 07 2018

The August edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, which was published today, highlights hotspots in South-East Asia, Central America, the Middle East and parts of Africa.

In particular, heavy rains and storms are affecting the main rice crop in South East Asia, while Central America’s Dry Corridor countries report significant crop losses due to dry spells.

The assessment shows evidence of delays in rice planting and damage to standing crops during South East Asia’s monsoon season caused by heavy rainfall and storms.

Effects of soil organisms on soil erosion by water and wind
Sep 07 2018

The JRC has published an innovative article proposing, for the first time, the introduction of a biological factor to help better estimate soil loss.

Soil is a hugely important, non-renewable natural resource. It is the basis of all agriculture, and plays a major role in regulating global climate, limiting flooding, ensuring clean water, filtering pollutants and sustaining biodiversity. It is therefore important to protect it, and avoid soil loss at all costs.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112882
Authors: 
ŠIMEČEK Jakub
HERMANN Petr
SEIDL C.
BRUCHERTSEIFER Frank
MORGENSTERN Alfred
WESTER Hans-Jürgen
NOTNI Johannes

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